Friday, April 11, 2014

25,000 Trees Given to communities devastated by 2012 tornadoes

It's been more than two years since one of the worst tornado outbreaks in Kentucky history uprooted hundreds of thousands of trees.

Now a group is working to replant trees, along with hope, into the lives of tornado victims.

On March 2, 2012, 19 tornadoes ripped through Kentucky, killing 22 people and devastating communities.

To help the landscape recover, the Kentucky Division of Forestry and the Arbor Day Foundation created the Kentucky Community Tree Recovery Campaign.

They are distributing 25,000 trees to people living in Campbell, Menifee, Wolfe, Laurel and Johnson County.

Not only are homeowners choosing the seedlings they want, they are also getting planting and care materials.

Five more counties will get 25,000 more trees next year.